OSAKA — New Osaka Gov. Fusae Ota assumed her official duties Tuesday, renewing her determination to work with all prefectural officials, including its three current vice governors, to defuse Osaka’s crisis.
Ota arrived at the prefectural government building in Chuo Ward at 9:30 a.m. and was welcomed by about 500 prefectural officials, mostly men, at the entrance hall.

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